Miraclesuit- the bathing suit for those of us who need some help ;)

Who loves shopping for swimsuits!  Ok, me neither!  LOL
As you know, I just lost 23 lbs, with more to go- and I am in the market for a new, fun bathing suit.  While I am not yet thrilled with my body, it is a work in progress, and I am going to work what I have!  However, I am not one to turn down a minor miracle when it comes to looking fabulous.  Miraclesuit, of course!  The miracle being that it makes you appear 10 pounds thinner when you put it on.  Hmmm, maybe I should start wearing it to work….hahaha.
What do you think?  Va-voom, right?  It is called Rialto.

Ok, I may not be a covergirl, but whatevs, I think it’s doing it’s job quite well.  I wish it had bigger breast cups, but that is a problem I have with at least 80% of swimsuits.  Never enough coverage for bigger chested gals!  But the Rialto by Miraclesuit does better then some others have, so I give it that.  I love the color, too- we all know every girl needs at least one pair of red shoes, and I think we may all need a red bathing suit, as well…it’s so much fun to wear.
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Win Voda Swimsuit!

Hey guys- the Voda Swim review has just been upgraded to a Contest! 
Please feel free to head on by and enter  🙂


Win VODA Swim- enhance your body

Voda swimwear makes bikinis, string bikinis, and two versions of one piece bathing suits in sizes S, M, and L.   I am going to start you off with some basic info on Voda, and then move on to the review  🙂

Voda Swim is a new concept in bikini design. The magic is in a new patent pending Envy Push Up bikini top created by international model Yulia. Where ordinary bikini cups sag and wrinkle, Voda Swim bikini tops create perfect bikini breasts! Finding a bikini top that fits is a frustrating, disappointing experience. That’s why a young fashion model and avid beach lover decided it was time to rethink that whole bikini thing. “I spend a lot of time at the beach, but I was always self-conscious about my swimsuit. Whenever I put on a bikini, it looked baggy and I looked shapeless. The bikini tops didn’t provide any lift or contouring, and made my breasts look non-existent.”

Taking it as a personal challenge, Yulia and her husband Dustin spent many long nights working on high-fashion bikini designs that would make the most of the smallest assets. The secret is in the fit and a little hidden magic in the form of a soft and pliant enhancer that cups the breast, giving a full, rounded contour, with a natural bouncy movement. The cup shape insures a perfect fit providing support and shaping. The Envy Push Up top visually increases the bust size by up to two cup sizes and provides great lift and support! The curves and contours are utterly natural, the lift and cleavage are flawless.

The Envy Push Up line by Voda Swim, the first swim suit line designed especially to flatter small-breasted women or to shape breasts by providing lift and support, has the kind of cutting edge style that satisfies the most demanding fashionista. Beyond their good looks, Voda Swim suits are designed to take on any beachside activity from sunbathing to surfing to volleyball. ”

I reviewed the Breeze Envy Push Up® One Piece in size L, and YAY because I can finally fit into a Large!  LOL.  Well…most of me could  🙂

These bathing suits were not made for ladies like me with large chests, sooooo…….one of my best friends is going to be the model.  My pictures are NOT family friendly, LOL.  The suit was so pretty, I was sorry to see it go- but really happy for my friend, who needed a new bathing suit.  I was hoping for the “shaping” aspect of the bathing suit- but my girlfriend looks fantastic!
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Loft Sweepstakes

There’s always been so much to love about summer — barbecues, beach trips, beautiful days — and now there’s one more reason to love this season! LOFTand WhoWhatWear.com want you to enjoy an incredible June, so they’re teaming up to bring you their Summer Wardrobe Sweepstakes. All you have to do is ‘LIKE’ LOFT on Facebook @ Facebook.com/LOFT and enter your email address and you’ll be entered to win a $1000 LOFT gift card! Even better: the duo will be giving away a $1000 LOFT gift card every week in June — so you have four chances to win! Just think about all the darling day dresses, sweet shorts, and chic sandals you can buy…

Plus, if you ‘LIKE’ LOFT, you’ll get exclusive access to see WhoWhatWear.com’s first-ever live chat on June 21st from 4-5 p.m. EST. Founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power (former ELLE magazine editors) will be answering all of your most important summer style questions – like how to wear this season’s hottest trends so you can look effortlessly cool.  Live chat viewers will also get an exclusive discount code to shop at LOFT for all of those must-have pieces. Now if that’s not enough of a reason to be excited about summer, we don’t know what is!

Aetrex- the most amazing shoe store

I just came back from the Grand Opening of the Aetrex shoe store in Englewood, NJ.  It’s a concept store that lets customers enjoy the healthiest shoes on the market.  I know, that sounds REALLY weird- but think about it- how happy are you when your feet are miserable?  These shoes are fashion forward, comfortable, and good for your body.  Don’t worry- you will get a whole post about them soon- I just wanted to give you a little update and let you know where I am this evening  🙂    Plus, I was really impressed, and wanted to give show you their site ASAP!
Talk to you soon, bloggy buddies- and TGIF (almost!)

Aetrex’s new, state-of-the-art, 2400 square-foot concept store, located in the heart of Englewood’s shopping district, features the most advanced technology in the footwear industry and the healthiest shoes on the market today. Stop by and enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and exceptional service. You’ll benefit from unsurpassed comfort and wellness without having to compromising on the highest fashion standards. 

Store Location and Hours 16-18 East Palisade Ave 
Englewood, NJ 07631 

Monday-Saturday 10am to 7pm 
Closed Sunday


Shoe Store! Grand Opening

Special Guest at Grand Opening of Aetrex’s First State-Of-The-Art Retail Store
Saturday June 4, Englewood, NJ
TEANECK, N.J. (May 24, 2011) – Teresa Giudice, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, will be a special guest at the grand opening of Aetrex’s first retail store in Englewood, NJ, showing off how great women can look in shoes that are comfortable, as well as fashionable.
From 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday, June 4, fans can meet and have their photo taken with Teresa and check out Aetrex’s latest line of footwear that offer fashion, function and comfort. Aetrex Worldwide Inc. is one of the fastest growing companies in the footwear industry and a global leader in comfort and wellness footwear.
“I’m so excited to find shoes that compliment my style but also give my feet a break,” said Teresa. “I love my high heels – everyone knows that! – but chasing after four kids all day takes its toll.”

The store’s experienced sales team will be on hand to demonstrate the iStep Wave, Aetrex’s revolutionary digital foot scanning technology that will be prevalent throughout the space. Incorporating state-of-the-art digital scanners and pressure sensors, iStep accurately measures foot size and determines arch type and pressure points in less than 30 seconds. Once scanned, the iStep immediately custom selects footwear and orthotic styles for the individual’s needs. The foot scan is then instantly displayed on the monitor and can be sent digitally via MMS or emailed to customers.

In addition to meeting Teresa, Aetrex will offer promotions and activities for the entire family including a 25% off promotion on all merchandise, hourly raffles, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and more. The 2,400 square-foot store located at16-18 East Palisade Avenue in the heart of the shopping district, will feature the most advanced technology in the footwear industry and the healthiest shoes on the market today.

What’s in Stock — Fashionable & Functional Footwear
Fashion, function and quality are at the forefront of all Aetrex products. All styles are crafted with care to meet the highest standards in design, incorporate cutting edge technologies and offer unmatched customization and adjustability. The store will offer Aetrex’s entire line of men’s and women’s products including athletic, casual and dress shoes, sandals, boots, Copper Sole socks as well as Lynco orthotics, the #1 orthotic system on the market.

Store Location and Hours
16-18 East Palisade Ave
Englewood, NJ  07631 
Monday – Saturday, 10am to 7pm
Closed Sunday

About Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.
Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. is widely recognized as the global leader in comfort and wellness footwear products. With fashion, function and quality at the forefront, Aetrex designs and manufactures casual, dress, sandal, athletic, and therapeutic footwear for both men and women. Aetrex also developed iStep, the world’s leading digital foot scanning technology, designed to accurately measure feet and determine foot type and pressure points. It is also renowned for its over-the-counter Lynco Orthotics, the world’s #1 foot orthotic system. The New Jersey-based corporation was recently named one of New Jersey’s Top 100 Privately Held Companies and one of NJBIZ’s Top 30 Manufacturing Companies. It has remained privately owned by the Schwartz family for three generations. For additional information, please visit www.aetrex.com

Hapari- Guest Post and Contest!

Getting a Workout through Everyday Chores
**This guest post was written by Hapari Swimwear. A fun loving, hard working business striving to bring the best swimwear in the world to women every where!**
Everyone wants to be healthier. Finding time to go to the gym can be difficult though, especially if you have other errands and chores you need to get done. Many people buy a gym membership on New Years, but by the time February has rolled around, they have already forgotten about it. Many people bought Wii Fits only to find out that other things began taking priority. If this sounds familiar, it might be time for a lifestyle change.
You don’t need to necessarily find time to go to the gym, but if you turn your everyday routines into a workout, you will have a better chance at seeing some results. Here are some things you can do to feel the burn while taking care of your daily tasks.
  1. Laundry – Turn regular laundry into a workout when you incorporate squats. Rather than dumping your entire basket into the top at once, do a squat to grab one piece of laundry at a time from your basket on the floor. If you have twenty or so pieces of laundry, you can build up your leg muscles in no time.
  2. Kitchen floors – It’s tempting to pull out the Swiffer mop, but resist the urge. Get down on your hands and knees for a better workout and a cleaner floor. Cleaning your floor by hand can burn 400 calories, and while you’re at it, you can do some stretches.
  3. Vacuuming – Do lunges while vacuuming your carpet. Each time you pull back to go over an area for the second time, switch legs so that you get an equal workout. These lunges are also a good idea while you are sweeping or raking leaves. Vacuuming can burn around 480 calories for the average woman, so make those minutes count.
  4. Grocery shopping – Speed walk down the grocery store aisles. Not only will this save you time in the store, but you can get in a little cardio exercise. Just make sure you check around corners before you barrel your way around them, since you could create a traffic accident if you aren’t careful. When you are putting the groceries away, do a squat to reach from the bag on the floor to the counter above you.
  5. Rearrange furniture – Whether you move the furniture to vacuum under it or you simply want a new look, rearranging furniture can give you the weights exercise you need. Make sure you have good form before pushing the couch out of the way, but don’t feel like you need to call for backup whenever you get the urge to change up the decor.
  6. Stairs – Whenever you need to go upstairs (or downstairs) take the stairs twice. Try running up and down them if you don’t want to take the extra time but you want to get in the workout.
It’s hard to find time to go to the gym, but you can burn quite a few calories simply by doing your everyday chores differently. If you make excuses to lift more and move more, you’ll be on the right track toward a healthier lifestyle.
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Smushees Review

Smushees are great for hanging out around the house.  They are totally comfortable, they are better then bare feet after a rotten day of being on your feet, chasing kids around or in heels at the office.  They are not the most attractive of shoes, I personally can’t see myself wearing them out and about, LOL, but for the 10 million things you do during the day at home or around it- these are really comfy.  And we can’t always be running around barefoot, so these are the next best thing.  The Smushees sandal is actually a nice relief to wear after you take your shoes off.  It is a nice cushion- I am guessing that is where they got the name from  🙂  Smushees contain polystyrene micro-beads to help them conform to your foot as you walk, which is super comfy, and  since it has a rubber sole, you can wear it outside if you are going to grab the mail or the kids from school or something.  It has only gotten warm enough to wear them in the past week or so, but I know I will be wearing them a lot this summer.  I am on my feet all day, like a lot of you- I really don’t sit much.  In fact, the only time I am sitting is when I am typing on the bloggy, LOL.
But they are cool to have waiting for you when you get home.  Like a slipper, but more functional  🙂
(They would make a good Mother’s Day gift, especially if you are making a little “pamper yourself” basket or something cute like that.  PERFECT addition.)
Check out their website, and see what you think!  🙂
Happy shopping (and relaxing, lol)